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Knight Foundation support for nonprofit news startups shifts focus to growth, sustainability

The Knight Foundation has released a detailed new report today arguing that well-run nonprofit news sites can weather their growing pains and operate at break-even or better. The report itself has a wealth of statistics on 18 selected sites, all operating for at least three years, but I found the subtext even more interesting. To those venturing to … Read More
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Gannett report suggests newspaper industry will lose more than $1 billion in advertising this year

By the third quarter, the revenue picture for the newspaper industry is pretty well set. Now that the Newspaper Association of America has stopped compiling quarterly results, we need to look to public company reports for a proxy. And Gannett, which owns 81 community newspapers and USA Today, is representative all by itself. So I will hazard an informed … Read More
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How many top newspaper editors are from digital backgrounds? Still darn few

Upward of 1,400 digital journalists are expected in Atlanta this week for the annual Online News Association conference. That's fairly close to the number of daily American newspapers, at last count roughly 1,380. With digital transformation the announced top priority for newspaper companies ranging in size from Gannett to community publishers, you would think by now many would have given … Read More
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